My family, my life, my story. This blog is my record of my search for ancestors here in the United States and their countries of origin. It is also a record of my life and that of my descendants. Genealogy is a long time passion of mine and I hope you will join me. My main surnames of interest are Grashoff, White, Chaffin, Wells, Matzdorff, Fogleman, Stinehart, Omvig. Past, present, and future all come together. Preserving the present is as important as discovering the past.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Dad and Sam
Me, My dad, little sister, and littler brother
Memories of my Dad!
This handsome young man brought me back some good memories
of my daddy along with pride. This is my oldest grandson, Carter. He was asking
about his papa.
Carter’s Papa, my dad, Theodor Jefferson White, Jr., was
born in Cherokee, Iowa on June 10, 1936, and died on January 6, 2009, in
What Carter was especially interested in was his Papa’s
military career. His mother, my daughter, has a shell from Papa’s military
salute at his service and Carter was curious about the shell.
Carter did call and ask questions about Papa.
I told him Papa was in the Military police and trained a
beautiful German Shepard, Sam.I told
him that his papa had won Sharp Shooter Awards while in the Air Force.
I had some photos of the very kind veterans who provided the
military salute for Dad’s service, picked up the shells and presented them to
Mom along with the flag that is over the mantle. Dad never really talked much
about the military. My dad was very private and rarely let anyone in. Only after he had passed away did we find all of the cards he had been given and the many other things no one thought mattered to Dad stashed away amongst the items in his office. I really wish I had one more chance to tell my Dad how very much I appreciated all that he did for us! I know I told him I loved him, but I don't think I ever said I appreciate the man you are and what you meant to me.
I still miss my daddy and thank him for his service to us
and our country.